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Another Indian Oxygen Express arrives with 200 tonnes of medical oxygen

Another Indian Oxygen Express arrives with 200 tonnes of medical oxygen

-- 2021-09-08 21:47:34

Indian Railways’ fifteenth Oxygen Express arrived in Bangladesh carrying 200 MT of liquid medical oxygen on Wednesday. The special train set out from India through the Petrapole port carrying 1...

Removing Bangladesh from red list to be discussed in BD-UK meeting Thursday

Removing Bangladesh from red list to be discussed in BD-UK meeting Thursday

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-09-08 20:37:59

Removing Bangladesh from the red list will be a key issue that will be discussed in the Bangladesh-UK foreign secretary-level meeting scheduled to be held on Thursday, officials have said. In the mee...

Abrar killing: 25 accused indicted again

Abrar killing: 25 accused indicted again

-- 2021-09-08 19:44:14

A Dhaka tribunal on Wednesday framed charges against 25 accused in the case filed in connection with the killing of Abrar Fahad, a student of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet)...

Huge number of registrations cause delays in vaccine SMS, DGHS says

Huge number of registrations cause delays in vaccine SMS, DGHS says

-- 2021-09-08 18:55:45

The Department of Health on Wednesday said that the delays in getting vaccine SMS for COVID-19 vaccination are being caused by a high number of registrations in the country. Prof. Dr Md. Nazmul Islam...

100pc points of sales show tobacco products: Study

100pc points of sales show tobacco products: Study

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-09-08 18:38:13

The country’s100 per cent points of sales exhibit tobacco products and advertising materials which are banned in tobacco control law, according to a study. The study conducted by Voices for Int...

JS body suggests smart ID cards for FFs

JS body suggests smart ID cards for FFs

-- 2021-09-08 17:51:06

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Liberation War Affairs Ministry on Wednesday recommended the government to provide every valiant freedom fighter with a digital certificate, smart identity...

Bangladesh registers 52 Covid deaths in  24 hours, lowest in 12 weeks

Bangladesh registers 52 Covid deaths in 24 hours, lowest in 12 weeks

-- 2021-09-08 17:39:19

Bangladesh has registered 52 new deaths from COVID-19, the lowest daily count since Jun 15, taking the total toll to 26,736. The COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,522,302 after 2,497 people tested positive...

Remove derogatory comments about 'Made in Bangladesh' from French movie: BGMEA

Remove derogatory comments about 'Made in Bangladesh' from French movie: BGMEA

-- 2021-09-08 16:50:06

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has sought steps to remove derogatory comments about 'Made in Bangladesh' in a newly released French movie. BGMEA President Faruque...

Four get life term for killing  Ruet driver

Four get life term for killing  Ruet driver

-- 2021-09-08 16:34:42

A Rajshahi court on Wednesday sentenced four people to life term jail for killing a  bus driver of  Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (Ruet) in 2018. Justice Anup Kumar of t...

PM inaugurates Bhumi Bhaban

PM inaugurates Bhumi Bhaban

-- 2021-09-08 13:09:17

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today inaugurated "Bhumi Bhaban" in the capital's Tejgaon area to make it as "one-stop-service" hub for land related services. To facilitate a hassle-free service to the...

Upset after failing to go abroad, youth ends life

Upset after failing to go abroad, youth ends life

-- 2021-09-08 12:23:44

A 24-year-old youth allegedly ended his life by hanging from the ceiling of his house in Chandpur on Tuesday "as he could not go abroad". The victim has been identified as Imam Hossain, son of Mohamm...

Dhaka road crash leaves two motorcycle riders dead

Dhaka road crash leaves two motorcycle riders dead

-- 2021-09-08 11:58:58

Two motorcycle passengers have died after the vehicle collided with a lamppost in Dhaka. The incident took place on Mayor Mohammad Hanif flyover at 3:30 am on Wednesday, reports bdnews24.com. The...

Avocado being produced successfully, in Magura

Avocado being produced successfully, in Magura

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-09-08 09:03:36

An outstanding success has been achieved in producing avocado in the district. Magura horticulture centre deserves the glorious credit for this. Magura horticulture centre sources informed avocado is...

Jute price brings smile on farmers' face

Jute price brings smile on farmers' face

OUR CORRESPONDENT 2021-09-08 09:00:11

The market price of the newly-harvested jute has brought smile on faces of farmers in Bogura this season. Farmers are getting satisfactory prices compared to that of last five years. At the beginni...

Stakeholders call for revitalising inland waterways for promoting regional trade

Stakeholders call for revitalising inland waterways for promoting regional trade

FE REPORT 2021-09-08 08:53:50

Speakers at a programme on Tuesday stressed the need for revitalising inland waterways through improved navigability by river engineering and dredging for low-cost domestic communications as well as...

Metro rail fares yet to be fixed

Metro rail fares yet to be fixed

FE REPORT 2021-09-08 08:48:55

The metro rail company has been working to fix fares of the rail service, as the first 11.73-kilometre line of Mass Rapid Transit 6 (MRT-6) is announced to be inaugurated in December next year. Man...

Flood inundates 70,000 ha rice fields

Flood inundates 70,000 ha rice fields

YASIR WARDAD 2021-09-08 08:46:03

Another spell of flood this year has inundated more than 70,000 hectares of paddy fields across the country in the last three weeks, raising further woes of Aman farmers in 21 districts. Though flo...

Elevated road planned around Dhaka city

Elevated road planned around Dhaka city

FE REPORT 2021-09-08 08:34:44

Coming now is another mega-project for Dhaka's transport troubleshooting as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Tuesday asked for assessing possibility of building an elevated circular road around the capita...

Padma Bridge: Simultaneous inauguration of road, rail links faces uncertainty

Padma Bridge: Simultaneous inauguration of road, rail links faces uncertainty

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-09-07 22:37:15

Railways Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujan sees uncertainty about the simultaneous inauguration of road and railway connectivity of Padma Bridge in June next year. While inspecting the railway links on b...

Law ministry sends opinion on Khaleda’s appeal to travel abroad to home ministry

Law ministry sends opinion on Khaleda’s appeal to travel abroad to home ministry

-- 2021-09-07 21:08:12

The law ministry has sent to the home ministry its opinion on the plea by BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s family to allow her to travel abroad for treatment. The opinion will now be forwarded to...

Emphasis on structural reforms for easy CMSME loan disbursement

Emphasis on structural reforms for easy CMSME loan disbursement

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-09-07 20:45:15

Experts suggested on Tuesday that structural reforms of loan disbursement process, less documentation process, establishing a specialised SME bank, and a comprehensive SME database will help flourish...

PM orders waiver of cleaners’ rent for flats

PM orders waiver of cleaners’ rent for flats

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-09-07 20:14:41

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed officials to waive cleaners’ rent for flats being built by the government and to fill up vacant posts of cleaners with their descendants. Planning Mini...

Strategic plan launched to ensure greater gender equality in Bangladesh police force

Strategic plan launched to ensure greater gender equality in Bangladesh police force

-- 2021-09-07 19:44:41

Bangladesh Policewomen Network (BPWN) Strategic Plan (2021-2023) was launched on Tuesday which seeks to ensure gender equality in the country’s police force and empowerment of female police offi...

Record 343 Dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hrs

Record 343 Dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hrs

-- 2021-09-07 19:37:42

Although no death from Dengue was reported in 24 hours till Tuesday morning, a record 343 patients were hospitalised with the mosquito-borne disease, said the Directorate General of Health Services (D...

‘Rules don’t permit to address govt officials as sir or madam’

‘Rules don’t permit to address govt officials as sir or madam’

-- 2021-09-07 19:17:00

State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain on Tuesday said the Rules of Business does not allow addressing the government officials as sir or madam. "There is no directive to address the...

India’s agency files charge sheet against 13 Bangladeshis in human trafficking case

India’s agency files charge sheet against 13 Bangladeshis in human trafficking case

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-09-07 18:09:10

The National Investigation Agency of India has filed a charge sheet against thirteen Bangladeshi nationals in a case filed over allegations of human trafficking. The agency submitted the charge sheet...

India promises more vaccine deliveries after its situation improves, Hasan Mahmud says

India promises more vaccine deliveries after its situation improves, Hasan Mahmud says

FE ONLINE DESK 2021-09-07 17:47:46

Information and Broadcasting Minister Hasan Mahmud has said India has assured Bangladesh of more deliveries of COVID-19 vaccines when the pandemic situation further improves in India. The minister ca...

Bangladesh logs 56 new virus deaths, lowest in 11 weeks

Bangladesh logs 56 new virus deaths, lowest in 11 weeks

-- 2021-09-07 17:42:30

Bangladesh has registered 56 new deaths from COVID-19, the lowest daily count since Jun 18, taking the total toll to 26,684. The COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,519,805 after 2,639 people tested positive...

Police get four days to interrogate Parwar, eight others

Police get four days to interrogate Parwar, eight others

-- 2021-09-07 17:26:58

A Dhaka court has granted police four-day remand to interrogate Jamaat-e-Islami Secretary General Mia Golam Parwar and eight other leaders of the party in a case filed under the anti-terrorism law. D...

Eight development projects get ECNEC nod

Eight development projects get ECNEC nod

FE ONLINE REPORT 2021-09-07 17:18:05

The government on Tuesday approved eight development projects at a combined cost of Tk75.89 billion. The approval came from the regular meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Cou...